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Download an eBook or Audiobook

With overdrive.com and the Libbyapp, you can enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for free through the Leominster Library.

  1. Download the Libby, by OverDrive app, or, Go to overdrive.com (this works especially well if you are using a computer rather than a tablet).
  2. Create an account and log in with your library card number.
  3. Borrow titles from the library and enjoy them for up to 21 days!

Get Started With Libby

STEP 1 Install the Libby app from your device's app store.

STEP 2 In Libby, follow the prompts to find the Leominster Library and sign in with a valid library card.

STEP 3 Browse the library's collection and borrow a title.

STEP 4 Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you're offline.

From your Loans, you can:

  • Tap Read With... to choose where you'd like to read the book (Kindle or Libby), then finish sending to Kindle (U.S. libraries only) or start reading in Libby.
  • Tap Open Audiobook or Open Magazine to start reading or listening to that title.
  • Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.

Using A Windows Computer? Get Started With Overdrive.Com

STEP 1 Log into overdrive.com

STEP 2 Sign in with a valid library card.

STEP 3 Browse the library's collection and borrow a title.

STEP 4 Find borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under your Account) in the library's digital collection. Here you'll find options for reading, watching, or listening to each title. You can:

  • Click Read now with Kindle (U.S. only) to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send a book to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.
  • Click Read to open and read OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader ebooks right in your web browser.
  • Click Listen to open and play OverDrive Listen audiobooks right in your web browser.
  • Click Play to open and play streaming videos right in your web browser.
  • Download EPUB or PDF ebooks to your computer (first, you'll need to install and authorize Adobe Digital Editions), then transfer them to a compatible ereader.
  • Download MP3 audiobooks to your computer (first, you'll need to install OverDrive for Windows), then transfer them to a compatible MP3 player.

Using A Kindle? Get Started With Overdrive.Com

STEP 1 Log into overdrive.com

STEP 2 Sign in with a valid library card.

STEP 3 Find a Kindle Book to borrow. You can:

  • Tap or mouse over a title, then select more to go to the title's details page. The details page lists the formats available for that title, including Kindle Book (if available).
  • Run a search or open a collection, then select Kindle Book under the "Format" filter.
  • Use the advanced search and choose Kindle Book in the "All formats" drop-down menu.

STEP 4 Once you find an available Kindle Book, select Borrow.

STEP 5 Find the ebook you've borrowed on your Checkouts page (under your Account). From there, select Read now with Kindle.

STEP 6 You'll be taken to Amazon's website to finish getting the ebook.

STEP 7 If you're already signed into your Amazon account, verify the "Deliver to:" device and select Get Library Book. If you're not signed into your Amazon account, select Get Library Book, and sign in.

STEP 8 Once a book is on your Kindle device or reading app, you can read it just like any other Kindle Book.

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